TextBlade: The Awesome Mobile Keyboard

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I've always liked the idea of a portable keyboard that could accompany a portable device like a smartphone or tablet. However, most portable keyboard solutions are anything but portable. But the TextBlade by WayTools? Oh, this is something to behold... ... Continue Reading

What Coach.me Can Teach Us About Discipleship

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A couple of years ago I picked up an app which really helped make a difference to me, Lift. Lift was a habit creating app that used a few psychological tricks to help you develop a new habit. The two main aspects were a community to encourage and praise each other and a “streak” factor to encourage you to compete against yourself and others. It worked great for me for a while and it helped me start studying Spanish everyday, read the Bible everyday and write 1000+ words a day, too. After I ... Continue Reading

Present Spray [Video]

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You know that moment? That moment when you realize that the person you thought you were talking to wasn't actually paying attention to you? ...because of they were on their smartphone? Try this: ... Continue Reading

Church Snapchat Guidelines

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Snapchat has been popular for the past year. It's mostly popular with teenagers whose parents don't understand it and aren't on it, but the user base has been growing (actually they have about 200 million users). Our team created a Snapchat account around a year ago, but didn't do anything with it because we figured no one would follow us and it seemed like a lot of work without a lot of return to send all of our "friends" snaps. But then Snapchat created the "My Story" feature. This made ... Continue Reading

Terrible at Design? Canva is for You

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I’m not the best person at design in the world. Sure I can take an okay photo and I know a thing or two about okay fonts, colors and where to place text on a screen, but that’s where my skills really end. Anything beyond simple editing is a huge issue for me and I’m sure that the majority of people reading this are the same. If you’re a professional designer you may well still find this interesting (and I’d love your more informed feedback) but this isn’t aimed at you. This is for the average ... Continue Reading

How To Schedule Instagram Posts

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For the longest time, scheduling Instagram was impossible, and it still pretty much is. Instagram has their API under lock and key, but one company, ScheduGram has changed all of that. Here's how you can schedule Instagram posts with ScheduGram: ... Continue Reading

New City Catechism [App Review]

New City Catechism [App Review]

New City Catechism is an attempt by The Gospel Coalition to bring the tradition of studying the catechism into the modern digital age. For those not in the know (i.e. those raised outside of church or in a non-liturgical church), a catechism is a series of questions and answers designed to help an individual or group of individuals learn basic and yet vital Christian doctrines. Here's an example: ... Continue Reading

Top 3 Tech Trends You Should Watch in 2015 [Infographic]

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I will say this up front, this has some great ideas for businesses that will not translate to churches, at least night right away. I don't see pastors finding immediate needs for phablets or wearables. But I do think this will help create a culture of out-of-the-box thinking. Read through the infographic below, keep an open mind, and we'd love to hear: How you are going to be using new tech in church? ... Continue Reading

Echo Prayer Manager [App Review]

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Prayer is a vital—can we say most vital?—element of the Christian life, and yet so many of us would probably confess that we're not as consistent in our prayer life as we should be/would like to be. That's why, for the past year, I've been using a great app to help me organize my prayer time, and it actually helped! And then my lead pastor showed me Echo. ... Continue Reading